WANT // Black Crystal One Piece by CUPSHE

27.6.17






This double-poly-spandex one-piece swimsuit hugs your curves and sucks you in -- in all the right places.  With a scalloped neckline and retro straps, happy customers keep snapping them up in multiples.  At only $35 CAD a pop, it's no wonder.

cupshe.com

NEED // Blue Crystal Heel Pumps by DRIES VAN NOTEN fw/17

OBSESSED // Ceramic Chandelier by HELLOOOW

22.6.17





Hellooow Handmade works with a team of HIV affected ladies to produce hand rolled ceramic beads from a recycled paper clay. The beads are kiln fired and then hand strung onto a wrought iron framework, creating gorgeous chandeliers in a variety of designs and sizes.  All custom-ordered.

hellooow.co.za




MONTREAL // Bar George

19.6.17





The re-opening of the former gentleman's club has been a lengthy process.  Born from Toronto's Oliver & Bonacini restuarant group (Canoe, Bannock), the building was acquired in 2006 and then shuttered the private club in 2011 when work began on the transformation.  

This Renaissance Revival House is the main focus of the building, with a 12-level annex added in the back to accommodate parking and hotel rooms. The main bar area is very British and majestic.  All of the rooms are heavily wood paneled with warm lighting, creepy dark paintings, plush seating, lots of gold.   

The menu has an extensive offering of whiskies, gins and various and sundry liquors.  The 200-seat restaurant is very English with “Québécois humour” -- meaning: Scotch eggs with St-Canut porcelet and turnip rémoulade, a crumpet with Earl Grey salmon, kipper butter, and rollmops (pickled herring), as well as veal cheek and kidney pie with stout, wild mushrooms, sweet peas, and kohlrabi.

BAR GEORGE
1440 Drummond Street
Montreal, QC H3G 1V9
(514) 699-9243
bargeorge.ca








BEAUTY // Melania Eyes

NEED / Zadig & Voltaire BOOTIES

12.6.17



Much like raccoons, I like sparkly things.  Even better when they are attached to things I can wear.  I do this a lot, clearly, with #Brose.  But Zadig & Voltaire does it differently, and in the case of these ankle-cow-boy-booties -- made with a whole bunch of other stuff (metal wings, suede patches gold metal back zips, snake embossing) -- my rule still feels good.  Really good.

MOD NEO CLOU BOOTS by ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
€315
Available at zadig-et-voltaire.com





BEAUTY // gold + silver metallic EYES

NOSEY // Mademoiselle J12 Watch by CHANEL

5.6.17


Black lacquer dial. Silhouette of Mademoiselle CHANEL's arms indicate hours and minutes.  So goes the description on the Chanel site.  And the price of a cool $7,200 -- THAT, and the fact that it is a limited edition of 555 pieces.

But here are some other Coco-cool things about this update to the original 2000 uni-sex ceramic watch: A mechanical, self-winding mechanism movement with a 42-hour power reserve; Water resistant up to 200 meters; Steel caseback set with one brilliant-cut diamond, a steel bracelet, and triple-folding buckle; Available in black or white.

Currently available on Chanel.com on a by request basis, although rumor has it you can expect it sometime soon chez Colette.

get // OUT

MOMENT OF // Glossy Lips

MAISON // Meredith Chair by ANTHROPOLOGIE

29.5.17




People are really loving Anthropologie's Meredith ardmore chair.  They keep making them in new colors and fabrics.  The velvet is clearly a customer favorite, what with there being 20+ colors and also a love seat as an accompaniment.  However the newly released white Belgian version is a most refreshing update for Spring.  Or for winter.  Or for anytime, really.  Especially since it's $500 less than the velvet version and you get free shipping to boot.

Belgian Linen Ardmore Chair by ANTHROPOLOGIE
$1,398
Available at Anthropologie.com



 

CAKED // Our Annual guide to WEDDING CAKES

26.5.17






Deciding on a wedding cake can be so stressful.  The actual taste not-withstanding (yes, this is important, too), the design choices can be overwhelming and -- so I've heard -- incapacitating.  

If you decide to go with a floral motif, your wedding cake design can serve as a compliment to your bridal bouquet.  Having problems committing to tulips vs chrysanthemums?  Why not assign your second or third choices to your cake.  Consider it a consolation round of the amazing, jaw-dropping ideas you just could not incorporate into your bridal bouquet. Be damned those nay-sayers who said that you couldn't get everything you wanted.  You've got a wedding cake design to contend with and damnit, you won't let flowers get the better of you.

This year we dedicate our annual wedding cake post to floral designs.  Today more than ever, they can look like the real thing -- and you don't even have to worry about watering them.  Just a fridge, and a lot of creativity, will do.

Enjoy!

See more cake ideas on our Pinterest Board














I DREAM OF // This Stairway

PASTEL PRETTY // Fanaberia Crepes & Cafe in POLAND

22.5.17





In a small Polish town on the Baltic coast, Sopot, recently-opened Fanaberia Crepes & Cafe is delighting both locals and visitors with its soft, clean design and yummy pancakes & crepes.  Designed by Sopot-based P/B STUDIO, the approach was in keeping with a very cheerful, seaside vibe with coastal accents of navy, dusty corals, roping, metal fixtures, and ratan -- Oh, and of course, lots of light wood.

Fanaberia Crepes & Cafe
Dworcova 7
81-710 Sopot, Poland
733-915-915 
nalesnikarnia-fanaberia.pl/sopot/ 








GIFTED / Retro Turn Table

17.5.17

In its travel-size suitcase, the Portable Coupe Turntable from Crosley Radio will not only play some vinyl music stuff, it will remind you of the days wen you used to buy it as a young teen dying to hear Madonna's newly released 'Like A Virgin' album.

Featuring a diamond stylus needle and a built-in speaker, the Coupe Turntable plays three speeds, just like they used to (in case you can still remember what that means).

The Portable Coupe Turnable by Crosley Radi
L 4.75” W 15.50” H 10.75” 
$90
3 Colors 
Available at Fab.com


 

TIME FOR / Spring

NEED / I'm Outa Here Passport Cover

9.5.17




Having a passport cover is not about style.  Well, ok, maybe it is.  Just a little.  I love this case, because it's sassy and it's something I say all of the time.  Also the color palette is one of my faves -- rose-gold layered on a faded orchid pink.  Plus the calligraphy style is childish bordering on obnoxious.  And then it's all lower case.  And so silly. It's very, very sillies.

But having a passport cover can legit save you from some compromising situations.  For example, if you haplessly put it in your jean pocket and forget that it's there, and then to firmly fold and press your jeans into an overnight bag for your sexy weekend getaway to the beach -- and then remember it after you returned from the beach and your sexy weekend getaway bag got swallowed up by the sea, multiple times, really, too many to count, because you were too preoccupied about saving your glass of wine from toppling over.  

Apparently officers at customs don't like passports that have been folded in multiple spots and then drenched in salt water.  I mean, if you had already hooked up your passport to a substantial leather cover of some sort containing a witty self-deprecating meme -- the likelihood of you forgetting your passport in your jean pocket could be significantly reduced.  Just a head's up.

Ban.do  

The Getaway I'm Outta Here Passport Holder
$24
Available at Red Dress Boutique

MAISON / Horizontal House in ARGENTINA

5.5.17



The design premise for this unique bungalow (aka 'horizontal house') was simple: integrate with nature as much as possible.  Using natural materials such as wood, marble and concrete, architect firm DIVISARE played around with proportion and space, ultimately delivering a unique living space in a challenging environment (a suburban area, I mean -- they can be nasty).

The house is divided into two main areas; the north-south axis gathers the garage, kitchen, living, dining and service units, while on the east-west corridor are located the private areas, finishing in the main suite.

Learn more here







OBSEDSSED / Star Studded Pillow

1.5.17



Vintage Constellations Pillow by ONE COSA BELLA
L 16” W 16” H 3” 
100% Premium Polyester
Available at  Fab.com

OBSESSED / 80's Bowl Cut